PBS NewsHour

Why oil and gas industry is divided over methane regulation

Clip: 08/29/2019 | 6m 40s Video has closed captioning.

In an effort to boost production of oil and natural gas, the Trump administration is planning to relax rules regarding the release of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. William Brangham reports and talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Puko about what higher levels of methane mean for the environment, how technology can prevent leaks of the gas and a "big divide" within the industry.

Aired: 08/29/19

Rating: NR

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